WADDELL & REED ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Investigates Sale of WDR and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized stockholder rights law firm, has launched an investigation into whether the board members of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE: WDR) breached their fiduciary duties or violated the federal securities laws in connection with the company’s acquisition by Macquarie Group Limited.

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On December 2, 2020, Waddell & Reed announced that it had signed an agreement to be acquired by Macquarie for approximately $1.7 billion. Pursuant to the merger agreement, Waddell & Reed stockholders will receive $25 in cash for each share of Waddell & Reed common stock owned. The deal is scheduled to close in mid-2021.

Bragar Eagel & Squire is concerned that Waddell & Reed’s board of directors oversaw an unfair process and ultimately agreed to an inadequate merger agreement. Accordingly, the firm is investigating all relevant aspects of the deal and is committed to securing the best result possible for Waddell & Reed’s stockholders.

If you own shares of Waddell & Reed and are concerned about the proposed merger, or you are interested in learning more about the investigation or your legal rights and remedies, please contact Melissa Fortunato or Alexandra Raymond by email at investigations@bespc.com or telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out this contact form. There is no cost or obligation to you.

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Alexandra Raymond, Esq.